Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Despotism by Accident
'For a half century civilized people have asked, "how could the Germans, the most cultured and educated nation in Europe, have allowed themselves to sink into barbarism?" For an answer, just look about.'

'What begins as the unthinkable, can evolve into the "thinkable," the possible, and eventually the inevitable. This is how democracy ends, not with a bang but a whimper. But not necessarily this democracy. Not if a great many of us -- rich and poor, powerful and weak -- finally wake up to what is happening to us, to our Constitution, and to our republic.'

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